Monday, August 21, 2006

Characters that you love.

It's wonderful to create new characters, just like meeting new people, and yet with the same sense of silent recognition that we have when we meet old friends.

Some characters are visual and the most important thing is the way they look. Others are defined by the way they talk and by what they say. There are characters that look like many others, don't say anything special, but they are there for what they do, even if they only do one thing, and just once. If it's only one time, that was their time.

This year, I asked Terry Moore how he managed to do the same book for more than ten years, and he said:

"Create characters you love, and live with them."

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